Terms & Concepts


Building performance analysis is a complex and demanding process, not helped by the prevalent use of often conflicting terminology and loosely defined concepts. To establish a common basis for the articles within this journal, this section provides a set of concise term definitions and outlines of some fundamental concepts.

The aim is to create a shared resource that authors can refer to in their articles instead of wasting space with detailed definitions or the explanation of fundamental knowledge. Thus authors are requested to utilise these resources as much as possible and ensure that any use of the items in the list below are consistent with their definitions and descriptions.

If you disagree with a definition or wish to clarify/augment any of them, please add a detailed comment to the relevant topic and the editors will carefully consider making the approriate modifications.

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